Confirmed speakers include:
- Kat Kinsman
Managing editor for CNN’s Eatocracy, former Senior Editor for aOL Food and Slashfood, a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge and the tweeting force behind @kittenwithawhip.
- Julia Reed
- Hugh Acheson
Chef/partner of Five & ten, the national, Gosford Wine located in athens, Ga and Empire State South in atlanta, Ga. Hugh is a five time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast. he is the author of A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen
- Francis Lam
Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter, and a judge on Top Chef Masters. His writing and editing has won numerous awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. In past lives, he was the Features Editor at Gilt Taste, a Senior Writer at Salon.com, a Contributing Editor at Gourmet magazine (RIP), and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, and the 2006 – 2012 editions of Best Food Writing. He believes that, in professional football, that would count as a dynasty; in ancient China, not so much. He tweets at @francis_lam.m
- Hunter Lewis
Executive Editor of Southern Living. Hunter previously served as Food Editor at Bon Appetit, as well as a serving as Kitchen Director at Saveur.
- Nancy Wall Hopkins
- Cynthia Graubart
Cynthia is the co-author of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking and former television producer of “New Southern Cooking with Nathalie Dupree.” She is also the author of The One- Armed Cook, called the culinary version of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
- Regina Charboneau
- Sheri Castle
Author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook. Sheri serves as a consultant and recipe tester on various cookbook projects and speaks on recipe development at conferences across the country.
- Liz Thorpe
Author of The Cheese Chronicles. Principal at The People’s Cheese, a consulting company working with producers, suppliers and retailers in the specialty food business.
- Sara Camp Arnold
Editor of Gravy, the quarterly Southern food writing journal of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
- Sherri Vinton
Author of Put ‘em Up! Fruit. Sherri is a longtime proponent of the farm to table movement. A former Governor of Slow Food USA, Sherri specializes in canning and preserving.